NEW: Islamic Studies Course Code (ISLAMST)
It gives us immense pleasure to announce the launch of a new Islamic Studies Course Code (ISLAMST) which will roll out officially on 8/1. An Islamic Studies course code will bolster academic visibility for this growing field at Stanford, and will consolidate teaching efforts among the growing number of Abbasi Program faculty affiliates. Students will now be able to find Islamic Studies courses more easily on the Course Bulletin and faculty teaching in this area can request that their courses be listed under ISLAMST.
The Markaz Resource Center played an integral part in supporting the request for a new course code based on student-led focus groups which found that students find it easier to navigate and pick their courses from the "Explore Courses" page when there is a clear subject code for Islamic Studies-related courses.
This new code will rollout as a pilot this fall, and courses such as "Islam in America", "Design Your Muslim Life", "Exploring Islam" and "Islamic Psychology" will now be listed under ISLAMST.
This is an important step in marking the impressive growth of Islamic Studies at Stanford and we hope it will continue to grow with the addition of more Islamic Studies Minors' students, which has doubled in the last two years.
This milestone would not be possible without the support of the Markaz Resource Center, the Stanford Global Studies Division, the Dean's Office of the Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences, the Registrar's Office.